I have this broken fedora linux server which runs unitrends which i have been assigned to fix.
the folder /usr/bp/data is highlighted in red and blinking when I do an 'ls' on it.
any ideas what this means?
Yup, santaclaus does not exist.
(Probably blinking on terms that support it, gnome-terminal doesn't)
You should have a file /etc/DIR_COLORS. Look in there to see what color coding means what.